Headline: Kali Linux 2.0 Released

Headline: Kali Linux 2.0 Released

The much anticipated Kali Linux 2.0 

Offensive Security, one of the leading security researchers, penetration testers and hackers have released the much anticipated Kali Linux 2.0. Those of you not currently up  on your pen-testing game may be more familiar of its predecessor Backtrack. Kali is the evolution of Backtrack on steroids.

Kali is an open-source penetration testing platform with hundreds of Penetration Testing. Forensics, hacking and reverse engineering tools in a Debian-based Linux distribution.

Version 2.0 Codenamed “Kali Sana” offers a redesigned user interface along with a new multi-level menus and tool category options and is now a full fledge distribution giving its users frequent core system updates and tools.

 

Kali Linux 2.0 Features:

  • Runs on Linux kernel 4.0, 
  • Use full Gnome 3 Desktop instead of gnome-fallback
  • Improved hardware and wireless driver coverage, 
  • Support for a variety of Desktop Environments, 
  • Updated desktop environment and tools 
  • Featuring new cutting-edge wireless penetration tools,  
  • Kali Linux now added desktop notifications, so that you do not miss anything, 
  • Support Ruby 2.0, which will make Metasploit will load much faster, 
  • Kali 2.0 added inbuilt screencasting tool so that you can record desktop.


Kali Linux 2.0 is available to download in...

    •    Kali Linux 64 bit
    •    Kali Linux 32 bit
    •    Kali Linux VMWare or VirtualBox images
    •    Kali 2.0 for ARM architecture


Upgrade to Kali 2.0:

Exciting Kali users can upgrade easily by editing their source.list entries the running  dist-upgrade.

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.listdeb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contribdeb http://security.kali.org/kali-security/ sana/updates main contrib non-freeEOF

apt-get updateapt-get dist-upgrade # get a coffee, or 10.reboot

What's your favorite tool in the new Kali 2.0, let us know in the comments below.



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